Corrie’s capers will help children thrive
A new children’s book set on Arran and written by well-known fundraiser Alison Page is due to be published this summer.
Her first book, called Corrie Capers: The Westie Fest, is a not-for-profit project about her West Highland Terrier called Corrie, and will see profits, after costs, going to the charity Mary’s Meals.
In what will hopefully be a series of books about Corrie, the storyline for the books will involve Corrie’s adventures on Arran and trips to the mainland.
Bringing the rich story to life, the book has been illustrated by Kirsty Oxley who is a graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art and a dog lover who is regularly seen walking her dog Pablo on Arran beaches and pathways. A spokeswoman for Mary’s Meals wished Alison, who is the Arran community ambassador for the organisation, good luck in her endeavour saying: ‘We really hope it does well for you. It’s an incredible achievement to bring such a big project to fruition and we are so grateful for you using it as a way to support Mary’s Meals.’
Mary’s Meals is a global organisation that aims to provide a nutritious daily meal for children at schools throughout the world.
They operate in 15 countries, providing meals for children at their place of education and they also assist with providing emergency relief work during times of crises and upheaval.
The vividly illustrated book will be released during the summer and is already available for pre-order on the website at: www.westie.scot, priced at £7.99 excluding postage.
A number of outlets on Arran have agreed to stock the book and author Alison will be providing readings once it has been published.
Author and Arran community ambassador for Mary’s Meals Alison Page, above left, with Corrie her West Highland Terrier, who is the inspiration for her new book; and above right, Illustrator Kirsty Oxley is a passionate dog lover.